Spotify is writing enormous amounts of data onto my hard drive. As is expected from an app that downloads every song it plays and then deletes it after you close the app. All that reading and writing is wrecking havoc on my computer. I've had four disk checks on my hard drive already.
A few weeks back, I put Spotify's cache location into RAM (/dev/shm/). Now, the settings say the cache is in RAM but on checking, ram is a few kilobytes and the Spotify cache is back to it's usual gigabyte-range of data.
I've also tried creating a symlink between Spotify's cache directory and the RAM directory. That didn't work. Spotify destroyed it as soon as the app started. I'm thinking of writing a script and chrooting Spotify into RAM. I love Spotify but I could get the same service from Youtube without the constant wearing-down of my drives.
Do you guys have any suggestions?